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December 4, 2006 – Minutes

6:30 p.m.

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, bill Taylor, Russ Hefner, Rick Martin, Betty Nelson, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Ken Branch & John Magnuson

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Annette Duncan, Jenta Unruh, Julie Unruh, Michael Cuestas, Ryan Johnson, Ed Gaines, Cole Robinson, Brent Olson, Kesena Ekpre-Olomu, Jim Richardson, Joey Martinson, Kyle Nadeau, Brandon Lubke, Josh Deschner, Anthony Javey, Hugh Marsh, Emily Widrig, Dan Carr, Hugh Marsh, Vince Warbinton, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Helen Weaver, Angie Morgan, Kristy Cahoj, Shelly Carlson, Walden Peterson, Matt Wilson, Kelsey Cavit, Priscilla Johnson, Ashley Dunham, Ron & Jean Heape

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said and an invocation was given.

 

 

Public Input – Hugh Marsh – Thanked the council for their efforts on behalf of the city.

 

Shelly Carlson – Indicated that she was available in case there were any further questions regarding the request of the Covenant Church to rezone some of their property.

 

Jenta Unruh – Read a prepared statement in opposition to the question of rezoning the Covenant Church property.

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

 

Minutes – Rick martin moved to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2006 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson welcomed members of the Bethany Business Leadership Class.  Add a Personnel Policy Committee meeting on December 18th at 7a.m.  Betty Nelson moved to hold the yearend council meeting on Thursday, December 28 at 7:00 a.m.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.  Ken Branch moved to hold the January regular council meeting on the 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  There was no opposition to the Governors flag request for the 2007 Inauguration. 

Betty Nelson moved to draft a letter of apology to the former mayor regarding the circumstances of the sale of the Sundstrom building.  Rick Martin seconded the motion.  There were questions as to why the city should or should not draft such a letter.  Russ Hefner noted that there was no need to go back and re-hash the matter.  The issue is do

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we send a letter.  The roll call vote is as follows:  Brad – no; Rick – Yes; Becky – yes; Bill – yes; Lloyd – no; Russ – yes; Betty – yes; Ken – yes.  Motion passed with 6 yes votes and 2 no votes.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4461 – COVENANT CHURCH – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4461 rezoning property owned by the Covenant Church to S-1, College and Institutional District.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr.  Comments from council included the difficulty in making hard decisions and the approach the church has taken in requesting this change.  After Council considered all prudent and feasible alternatives they voted unanimously by roll call vote in favor of adopting the ordinance.

 

 

Administration & Finance – CITY HALL NEADS AND SPACE ASSESSMENT – Lloyd Rohr moved to accept the proposal from C F Abercrombie Architects.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously.

 

 

Utilities – no items

 

 

Streets & Parks – TREE STATION HEATING BIDS – Becky Anderson moved to approve the bid from Pestingers in the amount of $3,199.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KLINK RESOLUTION 06-06 – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 06-06 regarding the mill and overlay of K-4 from Third Street to Coronado Avenue.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PARKS MASTER PLAN – Becky Anderson moved to approve the contract with Landworks Studio Consultancy to complete the parks master plan.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – EMS JACKETS – Bill Taylor moved to approve the purchase of jackets for EMS in the amount of $1,442.00 plus freight from Chief Supply.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Personnel Policy – EMPLOYEE BONUS – Becky Anderson moved to approve a $100 bonus for all regular full time city employees.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

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Purchase Order – Bill Taylor moved to approve the payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4470.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – Bill Taylor moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4468 & 4469.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Adjourn – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk

 

 


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